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In honor of the day, we present to you some of the lesser-known and more modern patronages of the saints. There's a great story about St.

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Genesiusthe patron saint of actors, that tells of how he had an epiphany while performing in a play satirizing Christian sacrament and converted to Christianity on the spot, right in the middle of the play. Emperor Diocletian, for whom the Patron saint of divorce was being performed, was enraged and, when Genesius refused to change his mind, had the performer tortured and beheaded.

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Sadly, this story is just that—a story—that originated three centuries after Genesius' death. Genesius was actually a legal clerk who became so upset about the edict of persecution for Christians that he left his position and went in search of baptism. He was beheaded, around CE, but there's no evidence to suggest the conversion-during-a-play story is accurate. Genesius remains the go-to patron for actors. Vitus has a slightly more legitimate reason to be patron saint of performers, but it's still a bit contrived.

Also martyred Patron saint of divorce CE during the persecution of Christians under the Patron saint of divorce Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, Vitus is one of the "Fourteen Holy Helpers," a group of saints venerated together because their intercession is considered especially effective.

Vitus' feast day, June 15th, was celebrated in the late Middle Ages with dancing in front of a statue of the saint see the image at left.

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He thus was adopted as the saint of dancers, and of performers in general. He's also the patron saint of those suffering from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea, a. Saint Vitus Dance, "a disease characterized Patron saint of divorce rapid, uncoordinated jerking movements. Bernardine of Sienawho was a Franciscan priest, is considered the patron saint of advertisers, an honor that stems from his passionate and highly persuasive preaching.

When he first became a Franciscan an order known as missionary preachersBernardine focused on prayer and didn't praech much due to a weak, hoarse voice.

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After 12 years, he journeyed to Milan on a mission, where he preached with a voice so "strong and commanding" and "words so convincing that the crowd would not let him leave unless he promised to Patron saint of divorce back. Inhe Patron saint of divorce his death was imminent, and preached for 50 consecutive days until his death. The funny thing about St. Bernardine being the patron saint of advertising is that he was noted for his dislike of indecent talk, something that features heavily in much of modern advertising.

Once when he was a boy, an adult for some reason thought it would funny to stop Bernardine in the town square and publicly embarrass him with indecent talk, but the tables were turned when young Bernardine slapped the man across the face, humiliating him. Radio broadcasters and "communication workers" in general can look to Gabriel the Archangel as their patron saint.

Gabriel is, of course, the angel who appeared to Mary to announce her pregnancy with the Son of God. He's also the angel who announced to Daniel the Patron saint of divorce times seven" prophecy and the angel who foretold the birth of St.

John the Baptist to Zachariah. And for those working in television, there's St.

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Clare was inspired to imitate Francis of Assisi after hearing him preach, and she ran away from home to "live a poor humble life for Jesus," eventually founding an order of nuns known as the "Poor Clares. Sick in her bed on Christmas Eve, she saw visions of the chapel mass on the wall of her cell, complete with organ music and singing. Clare the patron saint of television in Beer has just one patron saint, an Austrian bishop who was known for extolling the benefits of drinking beer.

Arnold was born into a prominent Austrian family in CE. In that time, water wasn't actually very safe to drink, Patron saint of divorce it was often filled with contaminants that could make people sick.

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Beer's preparation, however, kills off any harmful bacteria, making it positively healthy in comparison. Arnold spoke often on the topic of beer, especially its health benefits. He's credited with the statement, "From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world. About a year after Arnold's death and burial at his monastery in Remiremont, France, his body was relocated to the local church in Metz, France, where he had frequently preached.

According to legend, the procession that transported his body stopped at a tavern for refreshment on the way, but there was only one mug of beer left, so they all split it Today, there's a brewery in Houston named for the patron saint of beer: Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

Brewers have a whole assortment of patron saints to call their own: Yet the explanations for these patrons are lacking. The only one given an explanation is St. Augustine of Hippoand Patron saint of divorce shaky at best. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of Patron saint of divorce conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, and worldly ambitions.

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His complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a particular vice or habit they long to break. His early bad boy lifestyle may have been a classic case of rebellion—his mother was the super holy St.

Monica, who managed to convert her husband and his mother to Christianity.

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She prayed for Augustine through 17 years of his "loose living" and was consoled by a priest who told her, "It is not possible that the son of so many tears should perish. Monicashe's known as the patron saint of alcoholics and those affected by them.

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